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As we celebrate the holidays and roast and toast; each in our own Covid bubbles this year, I am reminded of an old classic story that many of you will remember. If it’s new to you, I hope you enjoy it. I always love the sentiments and truths the story provides.

As the story goes;

One day after school a young girl noticed that her mom was cutting off the ends of a pot roast before putting it in the oven to cook for dinner. The young girl asked her mother, “Mom, why do you cut the ends off the pot roast?” Her mother replied, “Because grandma always did, but I’m not really sure, why don’t you ask her”. So the young girl called her grandmother on the phone and said, “Grandma why do you cut the ends off the pot roast before cooking it?” Her grandmother replied, “I don’t know, I did it because my mother did it. Sorry, I can’t help you, maybe your should call Great Grandma”. So, she called her great grandma in the nursing home and ask her and she said “well, when grandpa and I got married we had a very small oven and the pot roast wouldn’t fit in the oven so I had to cut it off“.

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Finally, the mystery was solved. Often we do things on automatic piolet, never questioning where ideas and beliefs come from and continue on the same trajectory, even when they are obsolete.

The moral of the story might be a little different for each of us.

For me it reminds me that’s things aren’t always as they appear.

1. Let’s STOP BEFORE we believe things and examine if they are true for us or not.

2. Ask More Questions

3. Be Curious

4. Never Assume

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How ever, you spend your holiday, enjoy it in your own unique way, ask questions, revist truths that have served you at one time but may not be appropriate anymore. Adjust where needed, keeping an open mind which allows for things to unfold.

Cheers while you Roast and Toast,

❤️

Cindy

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Offshorewriter
11 months ago

What an important story this is Cindy. 💕💕

Janis
11 months ago

Hahaha! What a lovely / funny story!!! It’s NEW to me <3
We all have these types of family anecdotes… and it's really fun when you realize it!

Offshorewriter
11 months ago

I am gonna share this story. True that sometimes we do things automated and we don’t why we do??? Loved the end points that you shared! Let’s examine and let’s never assume! Thank you for sharing this important post today. Love to you Cindy. ❤️❤️

Prakaash inspiration
11 months ago

wonderful post.I like the last line in your post i.e “Be open minded”.

Don't Lose Hope
11 months ago

Yes, be open-minded. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas in your bubble 🙂

Sheila Murrey
11 months ago

I learned of this years ago, when our whole IT team read, Robert J. Kriegel and Brandt’s book:
Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Developing Change-Ready People and Organizations. Excellent stuff!

Nawazish
11 months ago

The last line be open minded is so good in ever changing times. Let’s examine and never assume. Wonderful post Cindy!❤❤

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

True that

Ingrid
11 months ago

The end parts of the roast are my favourite! A great reminder to question established wisdom 😊

Aishwarya Meti
11 months ago

We should ASK rather than ASSUMING. Great message Cindy♥️

Marsha
11 months ago

That’s such a funny story. I heard it told about cooking a ham. Either way, your point is well-made, never assume! I’m going to reblog this on my blog. Winter holidays are a great time to share traditions – even if only by zoom. 🙂

Marsha
11 months ago

Reblogged this on Marsha Ingrao – Always Write and commented:
Cindy tells a funny story and draws some great lessons from it that you can apply if you are getting together with friends and family over the holidays – even by Zoom or drive-by. What funny stories, memories, or traditions tickle your funny bones today?

My favorite grandma like to control things in her little kitchen. Fortunately her mother had a sense of humor about it when Grandma grabbed the butter out of Great-grandma’s hands and wrangled a place for it in the stuffed refrigerator.

Great-grandma laughed her infectious laugh, and said, “I guess I don’t know how to put butter away properly.”

Mom and I stayed out of Grandma’s kitchen on holidays until given a simple/approved chore – something easier than putting away the butter.

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Yes, they are funny. Can’t wait to hear your MIL story. 🙂

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

I’m sure I will. 🙂

Kumar Harsh
11 months ago

I really loved the story Cindy. For me this was something related to an old story of my house too. Whenever we ate cucumbers my parents would cut the end of the cucumber and rub it with salt on the cut portion of the cucumber. They said that it makes the cucumber sweet and if there’s any sourness in it, it will go away. I asked them what was the logic behind it and they were clueless. Just as you said things might not look what they actually are and we sometimes might mistake them with something else. 😇
Thank you for sharing the story. 😇

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

It was an imagination. A cucumber is sweet or sour naturally. Doesn’t matter what you rub on it. 😇
Haha. We all are

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

A lot. 😅😅😝😝

Goff James
11 months ago

Lovely homely tale why we do things without really knowing why. Have a great day.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Pleasure. Thanks.

rosidabegum
11 months ago

This happens to us often. Without any reason, we blindly imitate or follow something.Some even consider it to be a tradition😊☺
BTW
Such a lovely and important post.Thanks for sharing❤

rosidabegum
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

My most pleasure❤

rosidabegum
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Thank you. Wish u too a great day ahead💖

rosidabegum
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

💕💕🙏🙏

vaniheart
11 months ago

Be open minded !!! Yeah true 💗💗

akshita1776
11 months ago

This is important. Thanks for sharing!

Bryan Wagner
11 months ago

In Zen and Tao it’s called great doubt. I see that, in part, as actually questioning the processes of doing anything. It’s amazing but the story applies to belief’s and language. So I ask, “Is this my belief or one I inherited?” Thanks for this. Take care of you.

shedrackamy
11 months ago

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shedrackamy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

You’re welcome 💖. I’m glad I nominated you 🤗.

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
11 months ago

Cindy, wonderful story! Thanks for posting. I had not heard it before! My question is, What did the grandmas do with the ends of the roast, make soup? Feed the dog? 🙂 I am sure there are many practices handed down through the generations that go unquestioned. Time to start asking questions! All the best! <3

Seraja
11 months ago

very important story

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
11 months ago

Soo funny .the version of the story I heard was why people cut the bacon strips in half was so it would fit in the frying pan 😂 excellent reminders of not assuming and always asking questions to make sure we have clarification.have a safe, happy day and stay well 💕

Gottfried
11 months ago

I have been hoodwinked, run amok and flat out deceived 😒

Gottfried
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

🙄

Gottfried
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

😁😁 alright

michnavs
11 months ago

Ahh such a heartwarming holiday thought Cindy..😍😍😍

Thinker-Talker
11 months ago

I enjoyed the story – first time reading it. How true it is that we do things on remote. Agree that we need to ask questions and never assume. Thanks for posting.

Introverted Thoughts
11 months ago

That was a profound story! We often forget why we do what we do😂, especially if it’s a family tradition. I loved the message too!✨
Here’s to hoping that the ‘covid’ bubble bursts soon!😂💕

Introverted Thoughts
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Absolutely!

Rishika Jain
11 months ago

Aw amazing post as always, Cindy!

gg
gg
11 months ago

Great post mom! And some great take aways. I learned to take the keen wisdom of adults with a grain of salt early age – the day that the baby sitter ran straight into an oncoming semi truck heading up our street (we were only going 5-10 MPH luckily). It made me stop to think – maybe adults aren’t perfect either.

Samreen Asad
11 months ago

Oh how much I love your roast and toast Cindy, a wise moral of the story. We believe and follow blindly without even knowing the logic, outcome or even what we will go through pursuing that very idea. We just be a part of herd. Story seems funny and sweet but the thought it evokes is deep.
Thank you so much for sharing Cindy 😊🥰 hugs and love 🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

I did of course as I haven’t heard it before 😊 Certainly, we need reminders every now and then to realise where are we heading to. 💖 Have a wonderful rest of your day,🌹🌹🌹 it’s good night for me 😀😴
Take care 🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️😘😘

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Yes, assumptions should not be turned into beliefs😀 A very good morning to you (you must be sleeping i know) 🌞😘🥰❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗

D. Wallace Peach
11 months ago

What a great little story and lesson. This made me smile, Cindy. However you celebrate, I hope you have a happy healthy holiday with your loved ones. 🙂

drtanya@saltedcaramel
11 months ago

Lovely story and great lesson. 🌷

drtanya@saltedcaramel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

My pleasure.

thereluctantpoet
11 months ago

Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
Always ask questions!

thereluctantpoet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

My Pleasure, Cindy!! 😘💕🌹✨

thereluctantpoet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

My Cheerleading pleasure!! xoxox 😘💕🌹😊✨

DiosRaw - Amber
11 months ago

❤❤

rothpoetry
11 months ago

A great story! Things are not always as complicated as we sometimes make them.

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Yes, I always enjoy seeing it again!

Laleh Chini
11 months ago

Great story Cindy.

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

All of your posts dear, I love.

Aditi
11 months ago

Woah! Thanks for sharing, I didn’t know this!

Train Today to Reap Tomorrow
11 months ago

Why And Why can only help newer generation to relate.

Muralikrish
11 months ago

Wow..lovely post. I love this very much.👌
Many things we continue to do without knowing the reasons as it became our customs.

Muralikrish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

I am fine,thank you. How about you, Cindy?

Muralikrish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

👌👍

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